Skills required: Discretion, and the willingness to go the extra mile.
It seems like the perfect job. Great wages, accommodation provided, and all located within the walls of Highwood Hall, a stunning stately home owned by the Howard family. Not many little girls dream of becoming a maid, but this is an opportunity for me to get back on my feet. And for me to revisit my past...
But I soon realise I've made a mistake. The strict housekeeper, Mrs Huxley, watches my every move, emerging from the shadows when least expected. Lord Howard's son, Alex, takes an interest in me, and as a former addict, I find myself drawn to him because I know he's bad for me. There's a general atmosphere of unease at Highwood Hall, from the narrow tunnels laced throughout the sprawling house, to the abandoned north wing, rumoured to be haunted. It's easy to imagine the secrets hidden within these walls, like the secrets I hold close.
On my first day, I receive a mysterious package. I open up the pretty gift box to find a miniature doll version of me trapped inside a dollhouse. In this scene I'm dead, lying in a pool of red paint at the bottom of the perfectly recreated staircase. Someone sent this threatening diorama to me, but who even knows I work at the hall? And what do they want?
I know only one truth: my perfect job is turning into my perfect nightmare.
The thriller READERS are talking about:
"A poignant, deliciously dark novel which kept me gripped." Vikki Patis, author of Girl, Lost, ★★★★★
"As the story unfolds and secrets unfurl, it leaves you gasping for breath!" Netgalley reviewer, ★★★★★
"An excellent mind-bending story tricking your thoughts in all directions!" Netgalley reviewer, ★★★★★
"One of the creepiest, craziest books I have read this year." Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★
"Twists & turns aplenty with a killer of an ending!" - Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★
"Amazing book. Truly a Denzil thriller, you never guess what's coming!" - Goodreads reviewer, ★★★★★
"This took so many turns my head is still spinning! The characters are so well developed I feel like I know each of them. Such a great read!" - Netgalley reviewer, ★★★★★
Release date: July 20, 2021
Print pages: 296
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